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    Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.Frank Augstein | Reuters Finland will apply for membership of NATO, the country's president said Sunday, in a historic move for the Nordic country, which has had a decades-long policy of military neutrality. In a press conference, President Sauli Niinisto said membership of NATO will "maximize" Finland's security after Russia's unprecedented invasion of Ukraine in February. It comes after Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin last week said the country should apply to join NATO "without delay." Finland shares an 830-mile border with Russia; if it joins the military alliance, the land border that Russia shares with NATO territories would roughly double. This is a breaking news story and will be updated shortly. TVWATCH LIVEWATCH IN THE APPUP NEXT | ETListen
    Russia has accused Finland of 'pushing above its weight' as the country signalled its intention to join NATO. Putin's EU ambassador vowed to bolster defences on the Russia and Finland's shared 800-mile-long border if it decided to join the alliance. Vladimir Chizhov said if Finland joined it would lead to 'certain military-technical measures, like improving or raising the degree of defence preparations along the Finnish border'. A move would 'certainly necessitate rethinking of Russian defence posture' but not 'necessarily [involve] troops and tanks, but certain preparations like radars, perhaps', he told Sky News. A special committee will announce Finland's decision on a membership bid on Sunday although it could take until October before the country is formally admitted to the pact. The major policy shift which completely rewrites Europe's post WWII alignment comes a day after Boris Johnson signed security pacts with Helsinki and Stockholm pledging Britain would come to their aid if they come under Russian attack.  In their statement today, Niinisto and Marin said: 'Now that the moment of decision-making is near, we state our equal views, also for...
    Finland's president and prime minister have said the country must submit an application to join NATO in the face of Russian aggression. The major policy shift was announced today in a joint statement by President Sauli Niinisto, who has often served as a mediator between Russia and the West, and Prime Minister Sanna Marin. A special committee will announce Finland's decision on a membership bid on Sunday although it could take until October before the country is formally admitted to the pact.  When asked what he would say to Russia who had made dire threats of 'destruction' and 'the most undesirable consequences' in Finland sought membership, Niinisto replied: 'You caused this. Look in the mirror.'  The dramatic move comes a day after Boris Johnson signed security pacts with Helsinki and Sweden pledging Britain would come to their aid if they come under Russian attack. They said: 'Now that the moment of decision-making is near, we state our equal views, also for information to the parliamentary groups and parties.  'NATO membership would strengthen Finland's security. As a member of NATO, Finland would strengthen...
    (CNN)Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine has backfired on a number of fronts. But one of the most disastrous consequences of all for the Russian President is the increasingly likely prospect of Finland joining NATO. The Nordic nation is expected to announce its interest in NATO membership as soon as this week after its Foreign Affairs Committee drafts a response to the government's security report -- which includes the option of joining the alliance. After that, the Finnish parliament will hold an extraordinary debate on whether to approve the security report recommendations.At this point it is very likely NATO would invite the country to talk about accession to the alliance. It is broadly believed this would happen very quickly, as Finland already meets most of the criteria and it's highly unlikely any NATO members would object. Multiple recent opinion polls have shown that at least 60% of Finns are now in favor of NATO membership, a huge jump from a previous high of around 30% in past years. Read MoreIf this plays out as expected, this country of under 6 million...
    A Russian army helicopter violated Finland's airspace in an apparent attempt to frighten the country as it readies to join NATO. The military Mi-17 transport chopper flew 2-3 miles inside the Finnish border after 10.30 this morning (7.30am GMT), according to the country's Ministry of Defence. 'The aircraft type is a Mi-17 helicopter and the depth of the suspected violation is about four to five kilometres', a ministry spokesman told AFP. Finland has accelerated a bid to join the Western defensive alliance since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, stoking fury in the Kremlin. The army transport vessel flew 2-3 miles into Finnish airspace after 10.30am local time today. Pictured: Afghan Mi-17 transport helicopter pictured in Kabul, 2017 Sweden is set to join as another historically neutral new entrant to NATO.  Public opinion in both countries has swung in favour of joining since Russia's invasion of Ukraine began on February 24.  Putin has promised 'consequences' and said he will move Russian nuclear weapons to the nearby Baltic Sea in retaliation. A Russian lawmaker warned last month Finland would be asking for...
    Eighteen more states have signed onto a lawsuit against President Joe Biden's administration to stop it from lifting the Title 42 health order for the southern border amid concerns it will bring in a huge flux of migrants. Originally filed by Arizona, Louisiana and Missouri, the case, in the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Louisiana, was amended on Thursday to add the other states, bringing the total to 21.  Florida is one of the new states joining the suit, which is asking the federal court to block the order terminating Title 42. 'Ending Title 42 would be a disaster and further the chaos at the southwest border that is making it easier for drug cartels and human smugglers to advance their illicit practices in our country.' said Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody in a statement. She said it was 'reckless' of Biden administration to lift the order.  18 more states have signed onto a lawsuit to stop Biden's administration from lifting Title 42 public health order at border - above asylum-seeking migrants walk out of the Rio Bravo...
    Former Russian President and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, now the deputy chairman of Russia's Security Council, warned on Thursday that Moscow will drastically increase its military presence in the Baltic region of Europe if Finland and Sweden are admitted to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Moscow, Russia 12.20.2016 Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev at the final meeting of the Presidium of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation Multiple news outlets have reported that Medvedev's threat includes the potential deployment of nuclear weapons along Russia's 800-mile-long border with Finland. “If Sweden and Finland join NATO, the length of the land borders of the alliance with the Russian Federation will more than double. Naturally, these boundaries will have to be strengthened,” Medvedev wrote on the encrypted app Telegram, according to The Washington Post. “There can be no more talk of any nuclear-free status for the Baltic — the balance must be restored." Medvedev's remarks mirror those made by Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, who last week said that “we’ll have to make our Western flank...
    Russia is set to drop its demand that Ukraine be 'denazified' and could be prepared to let the country join the EU, it was claimed last night. Ahead of face-to-face talks between the two countries in Turkey today, a draft ceasefire agreement has dropped mention of three of Moscow's key demands at the start of the war.  According to four people 'briefed on the discussions', it would appear Russia is now prepared to leave the Kyiv leadership in place, ditch a demand that Ukraine 'demilitarise' and drop legal protection for the Russian language, the Financial Times reported.  Moscow may also allow Ukraine to join the European Union, it was claimed, as long as it dropped any hopes of joining Nato – a compromise that President Volodymyr Zelensky has indicated he might accept.  As a pretext for his invasion, Vladimir Putin, pictured, had said his goal was 'to protect people' who have been 'subjected to bullying and genocide' by the 'neo-Nazi' leadership of President Zelensky, who is Jewish Mr Zelensky, pictured, has said he is willing to compromise with Russia to bring...
    OnlyFans has become a household name in the West thanks to high-profile users like Bella Thorne, Blac Chyna and Jessika Power, but the racy website has yet to make waves in Asia. But that may be about to change, with Bomi of South Korean girl group Girl Crush becoming the first ever K-pop singer to join OnlyFans. 'I've opened my OnlyFans,' she announced on Twitter last week. 'You can subscribe for $15. A sexy photo and fancam will be uploaded!' Historic: Bomi (pictured) of South Korean girl group Girl Crush is the first ever K-pop singer to join adult website OnlyFans The 25-year-old performer already sells raunchy photos through other paid websites and apps that are popular in Korea, but this is her first time on OnlyFans. Pornography is still largely illegal in South Korea, but there are a few loopholes on social media that allow some illicit content through. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next K-pop superstars BTS 'fly ECONOMY while their managers enjoy... Korean girl group NMIXX goes viral on social media after... ...
    The Ukrainian Foreign Minister said around 20,000 people from 52 countries have already volunteered to fight in Ukraine, where they will serve in a newly created international legion. In a television address on Sunday Dmytro Kuleba said: 'The whole world today is on Ukraine's side not only in words but in deeds.' He did not say how many of the foreign volunteers have arrived in Ukraine.  Mike (not seen) and Alex from the United Kingdom who served in Afghanistan as paramedics arrive at the Polish Ukrainian border crossing looking for transport to Lviv to join the fight against the Russian invasion A man who did not want to be identified prepares to enter Ukraine to join the fight against the Russian army at the Medyka border crossing on Thursday at Medyka, Poland Kuleba also did not name the home countries of the volunteers, saying that some of them forbid their citizens from fighting for other nations. He urged Ukrainians living in other countries to begin a campaign to push for Ukraine's membership in the European Union. Last week Ukraine’s Defense Ministry...
    Belarusian exiles have formed the first unit of foreign fighters taking up arms for Ukraine following President Volodymyr Zelensky’s call for a new international brigade to join their war against Russia. They have set up a special unit in the Ukrainian army that is fighting to defend the capital Kyiv after scores of Belarusians flooded into the country to join the battle. Their leaders have issued a warning to Belarusian troops massing on Ukraine’s northern border to either stay at home or join their side ‘fighting for freedom’ against both Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and his ally Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk. Lukashenko hosted the Russian invasion forces and allowed his land to be used for missile launches. The veteran dictator has became reliant on Putin since crushing pro-democracy protests after a disputed presidential election result two years ago. Belarusian exiles have formed the first unit of foreign fighters taking up arms for Ukraine following President Volodymyr Zelensky’s call for a new international brigade to join their war against Russia. Pictured: The unit stands with the white and red flags of...
    Georgia has applied to join the European Union 'immediately', days after Ukraine also demanded membership of the bloc after Russia launched its brutal invasion.  Georgia's application also came a day after the European Parliament backed Ukraine's bid to apply for EU membership. The ruling Georgian Dream party chairman, Irakli Kobakhidze, announced the party's 'decision today to immediately apply for the EU membership'. Georgia calls on the EU 'to review our application in an urgent manner and to make the decision to grant Georgia the status of an EU membership candidate,' he told a press conference. Georgia will 'immediately' apply for EU membership, the Black Sea nation's ruling party said Wednesday. Pictured: President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili and European Council President Charles Michel speak after their meeting in Brussels, Belgium on March 1, 2022 Russian troops take position at the entrance of the flashpoint city of Gori, Georgia during Russia's invasion of regions of the country in 2008 Georgia's decision followed a similar move by Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky, who won backing from MEPs in a non-binding resolution recommending that EU...
    A viral video of Volodymyr Zelensky discussing Ukraine's membership of the EU with a fictional Angela Merkel has resurfaced days after the President issued a call for global leaders to accelerate his country's ascension into the European Union. In the clip from a satire series in 2017, Zelensky is called by the now-former German Chancellor who congratulates the country on officially becoming part of the bloc. 'My congratulations,' the actress portraying Merkel says. 'We have decided to take your country to the European Union.'  A viral video of Volodymyr Zelensky discussing Ukraine's membership of the EU with a fictional Angela Merkel has resurfaced days after the President issued a call for global leaders to accelerate his country's ascension into the European Union The joke from Zelensky's own political satire series Servant of the People in 2017 is a pointed reference to the country's long-running ambition to join the EU27 member states Zelensky, who plays Ukrainian President Vasyl Petrovych Holoborodko in the hit show Servant of the People, jubilantly shouts 'Oh f***!' and expresses his gratitude as triumphant music blares in the...
    Vasiliy Lomachenko is the latest combat sports athlete to join in fight for Ukraine. ESPN’s No. 8 pound-for-pound boxer Vasiliy Lomachenko is the latest in combat sports athletes to take up arms to protect Ukraine from the Russian invasion. According to ESPN, Lomachenko joined a “territorial defense battalion” The former Olympic medalist posted a photo and statement to Facebook on Sunday.Vasiliy Lomachenko, Vitali Klitschko and Yaroslav Amosov among fighters joining the cause “The Belgorod-Dnestrovsky Territorial Defense Battalion has been formed and armed. In the territorial defense, boxer Vasily Lomachenko informed the mayor Vitaly Grazhdan,” the statement reads in English. Lomachenko joins other combat sports athletes including boxers Vitali Klitschko, who is the mayor of Kiev and his brother Wladimir. Additionally, Bellator champion Yaroslav Amosov has also taken up arms for his country. “Probably, many will think that I ran away, I’m hiding or something like that, but this is not so,” Amosov said. “I took my family to the safe zone. Now I have returned and will defend this country as best I can, with what I can. I love this country, our own....
    Taliban fighters in a vehicle patrol the streets of Kabul on August 23, 2021 as in the capital, the Taliban have enforced some sense of calm in a city long marred by violent crime, with their armed forces patrolling the streets and manning checkpoints. WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images The UK government could make it illegal for Britons to enter Afghanistan, over fears they may join Islamist terror networks, reported The Telegraph.   A person convicted of entering or remaining in designated areas could face a prison sentence of up to 10 years.  With the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, there are fears the country could once again become a breeding ground for terrorist organizations. 10 Things in Politics: The latest in politics & the economy Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. The British government is examining a proposal that would make it illegal for citizens to enter Afghanistan, over...
    R&B legend Ray Charles, who helped redefine country music in the Civil Rights era, and Grammy-winning duo The Judds will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame on Monday announced their new members, who will be formally inducted in a ceremony in 2022. Charles, who died in 2004, showed the commercial potential of country music when he released "Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music" in 1962, a genre-defying personal project to the Georgia-born singer and piano player. Charles grew up listening to the Grand Ole Opy and his record, which was considered a risk at the time, became one of the best selling country albums of the era. His version of "I Can't Stop Loving You," spent five weeks on top of the Billboard 100 chart and remains one of his most popular songs. JASON ALDEAN’S WIFE WON’T SHY AWAY FROM POLITICS AMID BELIEF HER FOLLOWERS ARE AFRAID OF CANCEL CULTURE He later recorded a duets album featuring country legends like Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash. Nelson in particular has lauded...
    NASHVILLE, Ten.. (AP) — R&B legend Ray Charles and Grammy-winning duo The Judds will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame on Monday announced their new members, who will be formally inducted in a ceremony in 2022. Charles showed the commercial potential of country music when he released “Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music” in 1962, a genre-defying personal project to the Georgia-born singer and piano player. Charles’ versions of country classics became one of the best selling country albums of the era. Naomi Judd and her daughter, Wynonna, were the most successful duo in country music in the 1980s, with more than a dozen No. 1 hits, including “Mama, He’s Crazy,” “Love Can Build a Bridge” and “Rockin’ With the Rhythm of the Rain.” Other inductions include Eddie Bayers, a drummer in Nashville for decades who worked on 300 platinum records and is a member of the Grand Ole Opry band. Bayers is the first drummer to be inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame. And pedal steel...
    New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams will join President Joe Biden and other civic leaders at the White House on Monday for a meeting to discuss the growing threat of gun violence.  The group will discuss strategies to reduce crime and gun violence, including more funding for police and what the federal government is doing to stem the flow of guns used in crime, a senior administration official told DailyMail.com. Attorney General Merrick Garland will also attend as will Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser and San Jose, California, Mayor Sam Liccardo, according to the White House. Joining them are Wilmington Police Department Chief Robert Tracy, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown, Memphis Police Chief C.J. Davis and Lt. Anthony Lima of the Newark, New Jersey, police. Aqeela Sherrills, the co-founder of the Community-Based Public Safety Collective, will also be there.    Gun violence is on the rise in the United States. Through the first five months of 2021, gunfire killed more than 8,100 people, about 54 lives lost per day, according to a Washington Post analysis. Gun violence this year is on track to surpass levels...
    Sex workers descended upon the streets in the Netherlands today in protest against the government's coronavirus lockdown and to demand their right to go back to work. Crowds of demonstrators gathered on the streets of The Hague with placards and set up a peep show outside parliament as they protested against the country's measures. Elsewhere in Rotterdam, revellers were seen enjoying the weather outside a cafe as eateries across the nation set up their terraces, without serving, in protest against the country's restrictions.   The scenes came just weeks after a Dutch court ordered the government to lift the country's 9pm Covid curfew after it sparked the Netherlands' worst rioting for decades. Crowds of sex workers descend upon the streets of The Hague in the Netherlands today to demand their right to go back to work A woman holds a placard as a group of Dutch sex workers demonstrate in The Hague today Demonstrators hold signs as they campaign against the country's coronavirus restrictions A sex worker from Arnhem, who identified herself as Melissa, said: 'We also have...
    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The leaders of Cyprus, Egypt and Greece on Wednesday renewed an invitation to Turkey to become a partner in reaping the potential benefits of offshore gas deposits, while urging Ankara to end its “aggressive” actions in the eastern Mediterranean. Their one-day regional summit in Cyprus came amid high tension between neighbors and NATO allies Greece and Turkey over maritime borders, after Ankara sent a research vessel, escorted by warships, to disputed waters between the Greek islands, southern Turkey and Cyprus. Turkey has also sent drilling ships where Cyprus says it has exclusive economic rights. Talks between Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis included cooperation in fields ranging from energy to combatting terrorism. All three condemned Turkey’s numerous “provocations” that they said have sharply escalated tensions and are threatening regional peace. “The timing of this trilateral meeting coincides with additional dangers that are unfortunately created by Turkey’s leadership which dreams up imperial practices and aggressive acts from Syria, to Libya, from Somalia to Cyprus, from the Aegean to the...
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